Lawngtlai district has been officially declared an Open Defecation Free (ODF) district by the government.
The Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) Gramin in its official Twitter account announced today, “Joining hands and transforming words into action, the #SBM movement crossed yet another milestone. Lawngtlai district in Mizoram has been declared #OpenDefecationFree.”
Lawngtlai district has two Autonomous District Councils namely Chakma ADC and Lai ADC.
Open defecation free, or ODF, means that no household practises open defecation which means that all households have toilets or use toilets.
Construction of sanitary toilets has been one of the major programmes of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre. The government has said, use of sanitary toilets by the people saves lives, reduces diseases thereby saving a lot of money and contributes to national progress.
A recent report in The Hindu has said that Kerala and Mizoram have achieved 100% households which do not practise open defecation.